Skip to comments.Greek island wants to join Austria(running away from a bankrupt country)
Posted on 07/19/2012 9:14:52 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Greek island wants to join Austria
Posted By Joshua KeatingWednesday, July 18, 2012 - 12:11 PM Share
German MPs provoked outrage in Greece in 2010 with a somewhat tongue-in-cheek suggestion that the coutnry shoudl consider selling off some of its islands to settle its accounts. But it appears that some residents of the island of Ikaria is looking to leave the country unilaterally:
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The last time there was an “Anschluss” involving Austria, it didn’t work out so well.
A realignment.. can we do this in the USA?
I’m looking to “leave” California, have the SanFernando Valley merge with Texas if that works.
Perhaps the spry young 80-somethings would prefer to live the next 25 years as citizens of a functional country, rather than continue in poverty in The Big Fat Greek Fiasco.
...and Swartzenegger can run for mayor.
It’s the ultimate Chapter 7: breakup the country. All neighboring countries can take a piece.
....so who gets Lesbos..../snicker
I wouldn’t mind joining Austria even if I had to learn to speak Austrian!
EVEN by the extravagant standards of Greek corruption, the scam uncovered by Stelios Bozikis is so brazen it is hard to credit.
Nearly 600 people on the Ionian island of Zakynthos - where Mr Bozikis was recently elected mayor - had themselves falsely declared blind to obtain state benefits.
They included taxi drivers, shopkeepers and restaurant owners. ''Out of 650 registered blind people on the island, we estimate that at least 600 are fraudulent claims,'' the mayor said. That represents nearly 2 per cent of the island's population of 35,000 - nearly 10 times the average rate of blindness in Europe.
The claimants were receiving monthly payments of at least 350 ($A442). Those who supposedly needed carers received more. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/greeces-island-of-the-blind-revealed-20120429-1xsxj.html#ixzz218E7ULPg
...and the Democrats get Chios...the island of idiots....
Like Poland? Three times?
How very weird to find the extremely obscure and unattractive island of Ikaria mentioned twice in the same week on FR. Of course people on the island want to get off, it’s awful. Fifty years ago, most of the young men went to work in the Pittsburgh steel mills.
Umm...yes, the ones who are left behind live long. There has been huge emigrantion from that island to the US and elsewhere, so I’d question the quality of life there.
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